Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pre-Op Is Done

My day started at 3:30am this morning. Tampa is 2 hours from here with NO traffic and you just never know about I-4. Morning appointments I leave 3 hours early and usually make it with a few minutes to spare. I hate being late. I also don't like to throw on clothes and out the door...

I left here at 5am for a 8am appointment. Being that early I didn't hit much traffic (*note to self*) so arrived in time to have breakfast first. Glad I did! I don't know if any of you have been to Tampa General or not but it is like a city in itself. There is even a Starbucks there. When I am done with the doctor, nurses and paperwork, I am off to the hospital to get pre-admitted. These ladies I dealt with at the hospital were amazing! Not one of them cared that I could not understand a word they said, they just waved it off and said "we will make it work". And we did! My only real fear in all of this is waking up from surgery with everyone wearing masks and me not knowing what anyone is saying. I was assured this will not happen. I can't wait to see how this works out. I do have a dry/erase board I will be taking with me just in case.

Finished up there and everything completed now. I stopped on the way home and I have all the meds. I need. I also stopped and got the arm removed from my glasses so I will be able to see after surgery. I think everything is covered now and six days to go.

Surgery will be at 7:30 Tuesday morning and I have to be there at 5:15. I am still debating on getting a room or leaving from home at 3am....


  1. OH- I am soooo very happy and excited and scared and nervous for you. I can't wait until you can HEAR. I do think I should CALL you after you can HEAR, don't you? We really need to do a bit of "catch up". Tell everyone in Miles I said Hello, will you? My Yuku accounts were all compromised and I need to reconnect after the Holidays. Love to you and I am keeping you in my prayers, Cris! xo Diana

  2. LOL Diana! You have all the emotions for me! It may be awhile before I will be able to understand on a phone but the thought sure puts a smile on my face. I'm not sure what I will hear once it is activated but I plan to work very hard at rehab to get the most out of it. We implantees have to remember the 4 P's. Patience, practice, persistence and prayers. I could use help on 2 of those... patience and prayers. The other 2 I have nailed.